Is the Mazda RX-7 illegal?

Any Mazda RX-7 produced after 1995 is not allowed or is banned in the United States. Another option is to have a 1995 Mazda RX-7 or older imported from a seller outside the United States.

How much is a RX-7 worth?

Expect to pay around $25,000 to $40,000 for a good one, but ones in immaculate condition will go for even more (for example this one). If you are interested in purchasing a Mazda RX-7 FD, make sure you check out our “Buying a Mazda RX7 FD – Ultimate Guide” article.

How much does an FC RX7 cost?

1993 Mazda RX-7 Specifications
PRICE $32,500 (base in 1993); $26,660 (used average price today)
WEIGHT 2,800 lb (est)
0-60 MPH 5.0 sec
TOP SPEED 156 mph

Is an RX-7 a Mazda?

The Mazda RX-7 is a front/mid-engine, rear-wheel-drive, rotary engine-powered sports car that was manufactured and marketed by Mazda from 1978 to 2002 across three generations, all of which made use of a compact, lightweight Wankel rotary engine. The RX-7 made Car and Driver magazine’s Ten Best list five times.

Why are RX 7 banned?

While the Mazda RX7 quickly became an iconic, outlaw car, the truth is far less cool: Mazda had ceased production of the RX7 in America because of stricter emission regulations. This means that car collectors looking to get their hands on an authentic, 1992-1995 RX7 would have to pay top dollar.

How much is an RX-7 worth?

How much is a 1991 Mazda RX-7 worth? The value of a used 1991 Mazda RX-7 ranges from $793 to $6,692, based on vehicle condition, mileage, and options. Get a free appraisal here.

Why is the RX7 illegal?

So is the Mazda RX7 illegal? Well, technically, yes: any Mazda RX7 produced after 1995 would have been made to cater to the Japanese car market, which meant that it had a Left-hand drive configuration, which is illegal in the United States.

Why is the RX7 so expensive?

Over time RX7s have been destroyed in accidents, died from neglect, or become uneconomical to repair and been sent to the scrap heap. Basic laws of supply and demand therefore dictate that the RX7 will become increasingly more expensive over time (provided the bottom does not fall out of the classic car market).

Why are RX-7 banned?

Why are rotary engines bad?

Rotary engines have a low thermal efficiency as a result of a long combustion chamber and unburnt fuel making it to the exhaust. They also have problems with rotor sealing as a result of uneven temperatures in the combustion chamber since combustion only occurs in one portion of the engine.

What kind of engine does the Mazda RX 7 have?

The second generation of RX-7, known as the FC, was offered as a 2-seater coupé with a 2+2 option available in some markets, as well as in a convertible bodystyle. This was powered by the 13B rotary engine, offered in naturally aspirated or turbocharged forms. The third generation of the RX-7, known as the FD, was also a 2-seater coupé.

When did the Mazda Savanna RX 7 Turbo come out?

Mazda Savanna RX-7 Turbo Following the introduction of the first turbochargedrotary engine in the Luce/Cosmo, a similar, also fuel injected and non-intercooled 12A turbochargedengine was made available for the top-end model of the Series 3 RX-7 in Japan. It was introduced in September 1983.

What kind of engine does a Volvo have?

Volvo Volvos have long been known for durability and safety, and interest in this 90-year-old Swedish automaker’s vintage models has risen sharply in the last decade. The PV444 and PV544, with their competition-proven B16 and B18 engines, set the template for the rugged 122 series, dubbed Amazons in Scandinavian markets.

When was the last time I serviced my Mazda RX 7?

1st owner drove an estimated 4,793 miles/year • 2nd owner drove an estimated 0 miles/year • 3rd owner drove an estimated 0 miles/year • 4th owner drove an estimated 0 miles/year. Last serviced at 36,543 miles in Delray Beach, FL on 04/20/06 • Vehicle serviced • Brakes checked • Battery/charging system checked • Tire condition and pressure checked.